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Oct 26

MotoGP: Masterful Marquez Eyeing Victory In Japanese Grand Prix

Marc Marquez takes a corner during MotoGP qualifying at Twin Ring Motegi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez takes a corner during MotoGP qualifying at Motegi. (Photo: Getty Images)

World title aspirant Marc Marquez will seek his place in history by going for a win in the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.

Fearless and fast Marquez says his first instinct is put the title beyond the reach of his main rival Jorge Lorenzo at the Twin Ring Circuit on Sunday.

It is a race strategy that has taken the Spanish tyro to the brink of history. He is just a handful of points away from becoming the youngest ever winner of the MotoGP crown and the first rookie winner since Kenny Roberts in 1978.

Oct 26

F1: Live Updates! Saturday Indian GP On-Site Coverage

Sebastian Vettel (center) and Nico Rosberg (right) will start Sunday's Indian Grand Prix from the front row. Lewis Hamilton (left) will start third. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel (center) and Nico Rosberg (right) will start Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix from the front row. Lewis Hamilton (left) will start third. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Rosberg Starts Second In India

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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg sits inside his car prior to qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg will start alongside Sebastian Vettel on the front row in India, despite admitting that he was pushing the limits with the Mercedes W04.

Rosberg edged out teammate Lewis Hamilton, who starts third.

Oct 26

MotoGP: Hayden On Front Row For Penultimate Race With Ducati

Nicky Hayden celebrates after qualifying third for Sunday's Air Asia Grand Prix of Japan. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden celebrates after qualifying third for Sunday’s Air Asia Grand Prix of Japan. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden made the most of Saturday’s 75-minute qualifying session at a damp Twin Ring Motegi, as the American rider captured his first front row start since Jerez in 2012.

Hayden held the provisional pole for much of the final 30 minutes, but his best time of 1:54.539 would only be good enough for third. Pole winner Jorge Lorenzo and championship leader Marc Marquez were the only riders to outpace the 2006 MotoGP World Champion.

Although Hayden was pleased with third, he admitted to being bitter over failing to nab the pole, which would have been his first since Portugal in 2007.

Oct 26

F1: Grosjean Qualifies Dismal 17th, Rues Tire Strategy In India

Romain Grosjean talks with his team prior to qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Romain Grosjean talks with his team prior to qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Romain Grosjean, who has matured from an impetuous racer into a regular podium contender, can blame firm tires rather than loose driving for his woes in qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix.

Grosjean will start from 17th on the grid Sunday after Lotus’ gamble on sticking with medium tires backfired in the first qualifying session Saturday.

The Frenchman was philosophical about the decision and is still hopeful of challenging for a podium finish — if not the Red Bulls — to boost his team in its battle for second place in the constructors’ title.

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Oct 26

MotoGP: Marquez ‘Took More Risks Than Usual’ In Motegi Qualifying

Marc Marquez will start second in tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez will start second in tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez will start the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan from second place on the grid, ahead of another opportunity to clinch the MotoGP world title on Sunday.

First presented with a chance to seal the crown in Australia last weekend, Marquez’s race ended in disqualification as winner Jorge Lorenzo took victory. At Motegi, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider again heads up the grid from Repsol Honda Team’s Marquez, bidding to become the youngest premier class title winner in history.